I admit a fascination with the British criminal justice system, and how far it and ours have diverged in the last 230 odd years. I welcome the frequent comments from British criminal barrister “Interested Counsel”, and have invited him to email me a list of questions and comments about American criminal justice. I learn a great deal about British criminal justice from the questions that our colleagues across the Atlantic (divided by a common language) have about the way things work here.
So I leapt at the opportunity to visit with figmentary English barrister lawyer CharonQC telephonically for half an hour this afternoon. We talked about jury selection, cross-examination, and the war on drugs. The resulting podcast is here. Enjoy!